There is so much information "out there" on exercise, fitness and movement it can be challenging to determine what to pay attention to and what to let go. MSU Moves is dedicated to providing you access to current, evidence-informed information you can use to further your understanding of exercise, fitness and movement and to encourage your continuing engagement with this key health and lifestyle area.          

Science of Movement

A Brief Guide to the Body's Aerobic System

Aerobic exercise is a cornerstone of physical wellness. Learn more about the function of the aerobic system and the role it plays in supporting good health.

Science of Movement

Strength Training: Lift Your Way to Better Health

If your workout doesn’t include strength training, you’re missing out. Strength training can ward off age-related muscle loss, keep your bones strong, promote mobility and function, and even help combat depression and cognitive decline.

Fun Fitness

Join Team MSU for the 2018 Capital City River Run Half Marathon/5K Corporate Challenge, Receive Free Personalized Coaching!

Want to walk or run your first 5k? How about achieving a new PR in the Half-Marathon? Whatever your goal or fitness level, MSU Moves can help you get there!

Fun Fitness

Take a Hike!

Thinking about ways to get outside, get moving, and improve your health? Lace up those hiking shoes and head for the hills!

Move @ Work

Fitting in Fitness

With a little planning and a shift in perspective, you may find that improved health is closer than you thought. We make the case for the lunchtime workout

Fun Fitness

Pickleball: Funny Name, Serious Game

Pickleball may be the fastest-growing sport in America. This mix of tennis, badminton and ping-pong is a great workout that rewards player's skill and tact, rather than athleticism. Learn more about the game and how you can participate!

Science of Movement

Is sitting really the new smoking?

How concerned should we be about the time spent seated at work? The answer is nuanced, but one thing is clear: more movement means better health.

Fun Fitness

Registration for the 2018 Winter Warm Up Couch-to-5k program is Open

Have fun reaching your health goals in 2018 with this free program offered by MSU Moves, the Playmakers Fitness Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Move @ Work

Podcasts: Your New Favorite Workout Partner

Podcasts are here to stay. Like a book-on-tape, just without the tape, podcasts make an excellent workout diversion. Laugh, cry, learn, sometimes all in the same episode!

Fun Fitness

Fall into Fitness

Autumn is an excellent time to get active while enjoying time in Michigan's great outdoors. Use these tips to help jumpstart your fall activities.

Science of Movement

Are You Getting Your Daily Dose of Physical Activity?

Most Americans struggle to get their recommended amount of daily physical activity. Are you one of them? Not to worry, with a little knowledge and 20 minutes a day, you can be on the path to better health.

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Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

MSU community members eligible for coaching and counseling services include faculty, staff, graduate assistants, retirees and the spouses/partners of members of these groups.

To schedule an appointment with Health4U you are not required to email us from your MSU email address; please email us from the email address you are most comfortable with. 

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Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

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